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Published: Tuesday, 4/23/2013

Toledo man arrested for aggravated robbery


A Toledo man accused of robbing a uniform store was being held in the Lucas County jail late Monday pending a hearing today in Toledo Municipal Court.

Frederick Smith, Jr., 37, of 2001 Perth St. is charged with one count of aggravated robbery for allegedly robbing Life Uniform, 1357 S. Byrne Rd., on Saturday afternoon.

Police reported that a man went into the South Toledo store just before 2:50 p.m. and was asking an employee about maternity clothes for his girlfriend. The employee told police when she processed his purchase, the suspect demanded all of the cash in the drawer.

The employee asked the man if he was serious, so he pulled out a gun and pointed it at the clerk, according to a police report.

Fearing for her safety, the clerk opened the register, allowing the man to grab the cash with a hand that was covered with either a sock or mitten.

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